The compact coupe competition is largely limited to German automakers, but if you open your mind to the possibilities of four doors, then things get pretty messy.
The Audi A5 edges the 4-Series in looks and comfort, but doesn’t have the extensive options list.
The Mercedes-Benz C300 outdoes them both, with superlative handling, extensive features, and trendsetting style.
The Lexus RC is the little coupe that couldn’t compete with the Germans, though the V-6 in the RC 350 is no slouch.
It comes with more features for the price, but less cachet.
For cachet, check out the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and its striking Italian curves and swoonable performance, but disappointing interior.
The darkhorse of the bunch is the Genesis G70 sedan; if there were no badges and no preconceived notions, it would hold its own at a significantly lower price.
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